Kickstarter: Cowboys and Engines – A steampunk Western starring Walter Koenig and Jeff Cannata
Alright you steampunk nuts out there, here’s a new Kickstarter film project that wants to create a steampunk Western starring Walter Koenig (Star Trek, Babylon 5) and Jeff Cannata (he Totally Rad Show). If those names aren’t familiar to you, then maybe the thought of having an adult film director and actor on board the project might pique your interest.
Adult film star James Deen, who recently received the Male Performer of the Year award at the 2013’s AVN, will be producing. In the director’s chair is Bryn Pryor, who’s had many adult films under his belt (see what I did there?). But just because they’re involved in the business, doesn’t mean this project will include “the business”. Yes, they’re that serious about making a mainstream adventure movie. I say more power to them!
So what’s the story about? It’s a steampunk adventure that takes place in 1876 where Lincoln is still alive, the Civil War still rages on, and in the middle of all of this are five nations occupying North America. Cade Ballard (Jeff Cannata) and Guinivere Wheeler (Libby Letlow) are on a mission to save San Francisco from being destroyed by the would-be conqueror Dr. Clay. To make his dreams come true, he has stolen the temporal engine, a pretty destructive weapon, from Professor Nicholas Timéon (Walter Koenig). As who will be playing Dr. Clay, the filmmakers are keeping it a surprise. I’m going to guess that he’s going to be played by actor Malcom McDowell. I’m basing this off of an artwork that’s on their site. I mean, just look at the image below.
All they need is at least $100,000 to meet their Kickstarter goal, so head on over to their Kickstarter page and pledge.
Source: Cowboys and Engines Kickstarter